By completing the acquisition of Keebler Foods Company today, Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) has put in place the most critical element of its growth plan. "These two great companies are a winning combination for consumers, customers, and share owners," said Kellogg Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Carlos M. Gutierrez. "Thanks to five months of integration preparation by Kellogg and Keebler people, we will hit the ground running."